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Thread started 04/22/19 4:44am

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Anyone watch Motown 60?

I had forgotten all about it and work thirds so would have missed it anyway. But from what little I've seen of it, Motown 25 it ain't.

Anybody actually tune in?
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Reply #1 posted 04/22/19 7:36am

lool

This is the first I'm hearing of it. Did The Good Girls perform?
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Reply #2 posted 04/22/19 7:53am

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I forgot it was on.

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Reply #3 posted 04/22/19 9:22am

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A lot of the songs performed were from the 1960s, some 1970s, and not much past that. I think the most recent song performed was Just To See Her by Smokey Robinson that he sang in a medley. I wonder why Smokey never does Quiet Storm in any of these specials. It started a entire radio program that runs to this day. Maybe it wasn't a pop hit, but still. Most of the program was medleys. Jermaine Jackson's Let's Get Serious was played in the background of one of the skits Cedric The Entertainer did.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #4 posted 04/22/19 4:53pm

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It should have just been called the Stevie and Smokey special.
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Reply #5 posted 04/22/19 5:45pm

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Did Mary and Jean sing "Floy Joy"?
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Reply #6 posted 04/22/19 5:47pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

It should have just been called the Stevie and Smokey special.

Well who else from their era is still around? The Temptations are Otis and some other dudes, none of them from their most known era & songs. When most people think Motown, it's generally the 1960s, maybe up to the early 1970s. The Funk Brothers era. It's probably not The Dazz Band, Hi Energy, Rockwell, or Boyz To Men. lol It would be interesting to me if they said something the rock & country labels Motown had in the 1970s. Meatloaf was in a group that on the Rare Earth label.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 04/22/19 6:29pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

It should have just been called the Stevie and Smokey special.

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Reply #8 posted 04/22/19 6:56pm

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lool said:

This is the first I'm hearing of it. Did The Good Girls perform?

falloff

What about Georgio?

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Reply #9 posted 04/22/19 8:04pm

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MickyDolenz said:



LittleBLUECorvette said:


It should have just been called the Stevie and Smokey special.

Well who else from their era is still around? The Temptations are Otis and some other dudes, none of them from their most known era & songs. When most people think Motown, it's generally the 1960s, maybe up to the early 1970s. The Funk Brothers era. It's probably not The Dazz Band, Hi Energy, Rockwell, or Boyz To Men. lol It would be interesting to me if they said something the rock & country labels Motown had in the 1970s. Meatloaf was in a group that on the Rare Earth label.


Diana Ross
Gladys Knight
Jackson 5
Otis Williams and the Temps
Isley Bros (Ron Isley)
DeBarge (El DeBarge)
Lionel Richie
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Reply #10 posted 04/22/19 8:51pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Diana Ross - She was on the show at the end. Mary Wilson had a filmed part where she was talking but was not actually on the show.

Gladys Knight - I think when this was filmed, she was doing that TV show where she was doing cosplay as a bumblebee or something. T-Pain won.

Jackson 5 - They were touring overseas. They probably weren't invited anyway. Ne-Yo sang I'll Be There. Jennifer Lopez did Dancing Machine & ABC. Let's Get Serious was played in the background of one of the skits by Cedric The Entertainer.

Otis Williams and the Temps - Smokey & Jennifer Lopez. I think I saw Otis sitting in the audience.

Isley Bros (Ron Isley) - I don't think The Isleys has ever done a Motown special. They're more known for their T-Neck era and Shout/Twist And Shout era, neither was on Motown

DeBarge (El DeBarge) - Ne-Yo again (I Like It)

Lionel Richie - even more Ne-Yo (All Night Long)

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #11 posted 04/22/19 8:57pm

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I'm watching Jimmy Fallon right now and The Roots just performed Goin' Back To Indiana by The Jackson 5 as the intro music for Nathan Lane. I don't know what the connection is, but they always do songs that relate in some way to the guest.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #12 posted 04/23/19 10:39am

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phunkdaddy said:

lool said:

This is the first I'm hearing of it. Did The Good Girls perform?

falloff

What about Georgio?

lol Well, truth be told, the debut albums from the Good Girls and Georgio were some of the best to come out of Motown during that partiuclar period of time.

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Reply #13 posted 04/23/19 11:35am

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kitbradley said:

phunkdaddy said:

falloff

What about Georgio?

lol Well, truth be told, the debut albums from the Good Girls and Georgio were some of the best to come out of Motown during that partiuclar period of time.

highfive

I have it recorded and it is two hours so I haven't cracked into it yet. smile

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Reply #14 posted 04/23/19 12:00pm

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MickyDolenz said:

I'm watching Jimmy Fallon right now and The Roots just performed Goin' Back To Indiana by The Jackson 5 as the intro music for Nathan Lane. I don't know what the connection is, but they always do songs that relate in some way to the guest.


Don't forget the Boys.
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Reply #15 posted 04/23/19 3:16pm

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Did the group, "TODAY" perform? I loved all their hit record.

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Reply #16 posted 04/23/19 3:50pm

lool

Past and present Motown artists who performed were Smokey, Stevie, Diana, Themla, and Ne-Yo. Did I leave anyone out?
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Reply #17 posted 04/24/19 12:04am

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MotorBootyAffair said:

Did the group, "TODAY" perform? I loved all their hit record.

Good one. They were actually pretty good and I actually liked them better than the cluster

of some of the male/boy R&B groups than came out in the 90's like Silk, Intro, H-Town, Shai, etc.

Still dig Him Or Me, Girl I Got My Eyes On You, and Why You Get Funky On Me

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/19 12:04am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

MickyDolenz said:

I'm watching Jimmy Fallon right now and The Roots just performed Goin' Back To Indiana by The Jackson 5 as the intro music for Nathan Lane. I don't know what the connection is, but they always do songs that relate in some way to the guest.

Don't forget the Boys.

Sorry but I did. lol

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Reply #19 posted 04/24/19 12:05am

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kitbradley said:

phunkdaddy said:

falloff

What about Georgio?

lol Well, truth be told, the debut albums from the Good Girls and Georgio were some of the best to come out of Motown during that partiuclar period of time.

nod

I actually liked both of the Good Girls albums

I've yet to watch the Motown special myself. I work second shift

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Reply #20 posted 04/26/19 11:18am

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lool said:

Past and present Motown artists who performed were Smokey, Stevie, Diana, Thelma Houston, and Ne-Yo. Did I leave anyone out?


It was another Grammy Salute To... special with ALL the familiar faces who do Grammy gigs (which includes Stevie Wonder anyway...) Tori Kelly! John Legend! Meghan Trainor! Chloe x Halle!

Still, Stevie Wonder turned out a very special performance of "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" for all the Motown artists passed away.

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Reply #21 posted 04/26/19 3:47pm

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Jennifer LOPEZ sang live??

rainbow
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Reply #22 posted 04/26/19 10:11pm

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GaryMF said:

Jennifer LOPEZ sang live??

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Reply #23 posted 04/26/19 11:06pm

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I just watched it on YouTube.

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Either JLo took intensive singing lessons since her last albums.... or they got someone else to re-cord her vocals for the show!

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The voice sounded nothing like the way she used to "sing" on her own songs.

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